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Global Edge
September 17, 2010 Posted by
In today’s global economy, fast-growing companies find it advantageous to expand into international markets early in their product development cycle. This free SVB Accelerator online seminar replay will help you achieve a deeper understanding of the key issues and challenges involved in doing business globally and how to take the initial steps to move into overseas markets.
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FX Outlook
September 14, 2010 Posted by
In 2001 Goldman Sachs issued an economic paper titled " The World Needs Better Economic BRICs." Jim O'Neill, Goldman's Chief Global Economist, first introduced the now widely-used BRIC acronym for the emerging economic countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
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CIO Vantage Point
September 14, 2010 Posted by
Last Thursday afternoon a natural gas main in a densely populated San Francisco suburb exploded, destroying dozens of homes and creating a fiery mess. Over one hundred homes were damaged, but fewer than 10 people were seriously hurt and only four deaths have been reported as of this writing.
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Life Science; Venture Capital
September 03, 2010 Posted by

Have you wondered how many really good life science M&A exits happen every year? Are the big guys even buying? Do these exits actually provide returns that materially affect the venture funds that are investing?

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FX Outlook; Europe
September 03, 2010 Posted by
The Bank of England's (BOE) powerbase is expected to expand to the highest level in its 316-year history, as the UK's first coalition government since World War II works through the details of an emergency budget focused on cutting government spending to reduce its deficit from 11 percent of GDP down to 2.1 percent by 2015.
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Startups
September 03, 2010 Posted by
If you turn on almost any news channel, you’ll hear a consistent theme coming from Washington policymakers — jobs, jobs, and more jobs. People in D.C. recognize how vital job creation is to our future. And by and large they understand that small, growing companies are the engine for job creation.
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CIO Vantage Point
September 03, 2010 Posted by
Recently, I had an email exchange with a long-time friend and bond broker with whom I've done business for more than 15 years. Our topic of conversation was the potential for the SEC to enforce a fiduciary duty on his industry.
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Energy & Resource Innovation
September 02, 2010 Posted by
Controversy, consternation, and skepticism always swirl around Cleantech and policy, highlighted most recently by the disappointing COP 15 climate meeting in Copenhagen in December. There was plenty of debate but little in the way of real direction. Despite that, however, it’s instructive to reflect on progress in the last several years.
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